Why and when is a model release necessary ?
As a general rule photographers should possess a signed model release from all models present at a photo shoot. Even if one had no intent to use, sell, or post images of a model without their written consent, a signed release allows such use to occur once permission is granted.
Following are examples of two model release forms. The Getty Images release form is the recent, standard model release which can also be found with a simple Google search of “Getty Model Release”. The other form is the custom pre-populated model release form which I use.
Last updated 23-Nov-2021.